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Mid. East / Lebanon Cease-Fire / Israel / Arab Delegation At Geneva #254323

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 26, 1977
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(Studio) Fighting in south Lebanon, with Israeli involvement, dies down with ceasefire agreement between Christians and Palestinians. Following report cleared Israeli censorship.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Israel) Christians'and Israelis' attitude toward cease-fire noted; there's concern that Palestinians will attack Christian villages now that Israeli troops are removed. Films of Israeli troop removal shown; this is what censors stopped in previous reports Apparently Israeli troop function was to protect women and children in villages while men fighting. Terms of cease-fire cited; is agreed to by Lebanon, Syria and Israel. Israeli soldier and Christian commander, Major Saad Haddad bid each other farewell. [SOLDIER - salutes Haddad.] [HADDAD - thanks soldier for Israelis' help.] Moments before cease-fire to go into effect, USSR -made rockets shell Israeli border towns of Kiryat Shmona and Safad. Israeli troops will remain at border, ready to return to Lebanon at 1st sound of Palestinian guns.
REPORTER: Bob Simon

(Studio) Over wkend., State Department applauded Israel's acceptance of US proposal with regard to pan-Arab delegation, include Palestinians, at Geneva. Today at UN,Secretary Vance says certain Israeli conditions, presumably unwillingness to deal with PLO, don't accurately reflect Department position.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Simon, Bob
Duration:
00:03:00

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